EU to launch night train network

Monitor Desk Report Date: 11 November, 2021 | 249 Views

The German Green Party has presented a proposal for the return of night trains with the creation of a night train network with 40 branches across the continent.
Almost a year ago, in December 2020, a group of state railway operators in Europe presented the Night jet project, a night train network that connects 13 cities of the continent, in the hopes of reviving a form of travel that had been forgotten amid the boom of low-cost flights in recent decades.
For the German Green Party, this proposal was not enough, so they decided to present a project to make it connect 200 cities.
As noted, Terry Reintke, Vice President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, some of the largest European cities will become hubs for the night train network, such as Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, and Brussels.
The goal is, in addition to reviving these trains that saw their golden age between the 1930s and 1970s, to make it easier for travelers to buy tickets by launching a single sales platform.
While crossing Europe from end to end by train is possible, it requires purchasing each ticket separately, which causes the price of the trip to skyrocket, the reason why many people continue to choose flights.
Members of the Green Party recall that train trips (especially at night) are a door to friendship and create more successful social relations than flights or trips by car.
They also explain that the luxury of many high-speed trains can be included in night services to make traveling more pleasant.

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